There are some pieces of jewelry that you’ll never find me without: several rings, a special necklace and a rotating group of dainty earrings – all in 14k or 18k gold. I almost only wear precious metals these days, partially because I don’t ever like removing these seemingly permanent fixtures but mostly because they last. I like the idea that these beautifully crafted pieces, using the best materials, will last me a lifetime and will hopefully be passed down to my own daughter someday. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that designer Amanda Thomas, alongside jewelry purveyors Iconery, just launched a small fine jewelry collection for the first time ever. Luv AJ‘s best sellers, like the Cross Charm Earrings and Full Bloom Rings, have been recreated using 14k gold, diamonds and colored gemstones like Blue Topaz and Spinel. Beautiful. Forever. Perfect.
Attention green friends: my second kit with Makers Kit drops today! It was a recent obsession with cultivating my own green thumb (more on that later) and a nostalgic rediscovery of sand art that inspired the concept behind this easy to make terrarium. I’ve always enjoyed building my own mini eco-system as you can have so much fun experimenting with different plant species on an adorably small, manageable scale. Trust me, for someone who has a long history of wiping out cacti, this testimonial speaks volumes. And what better way to change up the standard terrarium formula than with layered sand art, a favorite childhood craft? I told you this would be fun. One of the most exciting parts about this kit is that we’ve provided you with a packet of assorted sedum seeds so that you can germinate them yourself and watch them sprout into a variety of luscious succulents in a few weeks time. After all, all good things require patience . . .
Ladies, get those credit cards ready and your fingertips prepared to click like crazy as the Rodarte capsule collection for & Other Stories launches tomorrow! The highly anticipated collaboration exudes a 70s aesthetic with the Mulleavy sisters’ California vibe. Our favorites are the leather patchwork skirts and boots, piped pajama-style blouses, sequined dresses and layerable velvet and silk bras. All of it runs under $400. Just do us a solid, early risers, and save some pieces for the rest of us, okay?
There’s something so satisfying about the Donald Martiny‘s hefty brushstrokes. These larger than life pieces of art are more like sculptures than paintings, as the American artist use gallons upon gallons of polymers and dispersed pigment paint to create his work. Amazing how a single gesture can feel so powerful.